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Wilfred

or Wil·frid

[wil-frid]
noun
  1. a male given name: from Old English words meaning “will” and “peace.”
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Examples from the Web for wilfrid

Historical Examples of wilfrid

  • Wilfrid also was one of the saintly architects of the period.

    English Villages

    P. H. Ditchfield

  • Marcia meanwhile had gone to the station to meet Sir Wilfrid Bury.

    The Coryston Family

    Mrs. Humphry Ward

  • The car drew up at the steps, and Marcia and Sir Wilfrid awaited it.

    The Coryston Family

    Mrs. Humphry Ward

  • Sir Wilfrid, however, followed Lady Coryston into the drawing-room.

    The Coryston Family

    Mrs. Humphry Ward

  • She would go to him, and stand by him—as Sir Wilfrid had said—if he wanted her.

    The Coryston Family

    Mrs. Humphry Ward


British Dictionary definitions for wilfrid

Wilfrid

noun
  1. Saint. 634–709 ad, English churchman; bishop of York (?663–?703). At the Synod of Whitby (664) he argued successfully that Celtic practices should be replaced by Roman ones in the English Church. Feast day: Oct 12
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